“We cannot become starched Christians …”

In these final days at this parish assignment, I’m not only overwhelmed with gratitude, I’m filled with a sense of the future, bright hopes, new beginnings! I find myself refreshed and renewed.

This morning I am flipping through this little gift a parishoner gave me and was reminded in today’s entry that we are more than theological scholars, we are purposeful disciples.

“We cannot become starched Christians, those over-educated Christians who speak of theological matters as they calmly sip their tea. No! We must become courageous Christians and go in search of the people who are the flesh of Christ ….” Pope Francis’ Address, Vigil of Pentecost with the Ecclesial Movements, May 18, 2013

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We have to do more than just eat. As a matter of fact receiving Eucharist is God’s work, what happens after that is our reaction to his love. God’s love for us and our love for Him is always dynamic, always seeking to speak life to the dead, to open the ears of the deaf, to give sight to the blind. So let us be on our way.


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2 Responses to “We cannot become starched Christians …”

  1. thesmilingpilgrim says:

    Pope Francis just awesome

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